Join Graeme and Alison Schnell at the exclusive luxury Shammah Game Lodge this August for the Focus on the Family Journey to Us Couples Retreat!  

Shammah is an exclusive Game Lodge situated on a 2 000 hectare game farm between Rustenburg and Koster in the North West Province. A mere two hours drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, this is the perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquillity while investing in your marriage.  

Join us for a memorable time tailored for the two of you, surrounded by the beauty of the area and its wildlife. Then return home with a deeper connection and appreciation for one another. 

Shammah Game Lodge

26 – 28 August 2022


Marriage is a journey. But like any journey, it’s easy to lose your way.  Journey to Us is a 2 – 3 day experience designed to help couples find their way back to a marriage that feels like the safest place on earth.  

Graeme and Alison talk about the struggles they’ve faced as a married couple and then share the practical, Bible-based tools they regularly use to keep their marriage on track. Couples leave with practical tips and action steps they can use to strengthen their marriage and encourage other couples. 

Shammah Game Lodge
Hartbeesfontein 433, District Koster, North West Province
Coordinates: -25.78459, 26.953851

Friday, 26 August 2022 : 5:00pm – 8:30pm (Check-in & Registration: 3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Saturday, 27 August 2022: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, 28 August 2022: 9:00am – 1:00pm


  • Open Hearts
  • Healthy Conflict
  • Healthy Marriage Model
  • Heart Talk
  • Teamwork

Journey to us Tickets

The cost for this amazing experience is R4500 per couple for 3 days of marriage investment, 2 night’s lodging, a game drive, delicious dinners, brunches, and teas, fun and connection.

More About Graeme & Alison Schnell

Alison Schnell is a qualified teacher and she teaches at a Ingane Yami Children’s Village which is a Christian ministry providing a loving home for orphaned and vulnerable children. For the last 6 years, she has also joined Focus on the Family Africa as a content provider and radio co-host on the local Focus radio programmes. Alison has spoken a number of times for Focus on issues relating to family.  

Graeme Schnell has a degree from UNISA, and a background in marketing. He joined Focus on the Family Africa nearly 20 years ago and has been leading the ministry since 2012. Reaching more than 220 million people in 155 nations, Focus on the Family is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving, strengthening and defending families worldwide. 

Married since 2005, Graeme and Alison live in KZN with their three beautiful daughters – Ella Grace, Jada Faith and Kyla Joy. 

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